North Central Public Health District has reopened online booking for vaccine clinics, which are moving back up to the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, starting Thursday, Oct. 7.
The clinics will offer all three vaccines, the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna, and the one-dose Johnson and Johnson. The vaccines are free. Wasco County residents get a $50 VISA card for the first dose, while supplies last.
Clinics will run from 3-6 p.m. for the next four Thursdays. If needed, time slots will be added to meet additional demand. People can book their own appointments by visiting https://www.ncphd.org/covid-vaccines, or by calling NCPHD at 541-506-2600.
Included below is a diagram with step-by-step instructions for navigating the online booking tool. Cumulative vaccinations through the week ending Sept. 24 totaled at least 27,023.
Last week, 182 doses were given by these local entities:
- North Central Public Health District (63 for the week, 16,528 cumulative),
- One Community Health (87 for the week, 3,696 cumulative),
- Mid-Columbia Medical Center offices (31 for the week, 1,759 cumulative), and
- Deschutes Rim Clinic (1 for the week, 600 cumulative).
The total does not include vaccinations by local pharmacies, who all offer vaccinations on a walk-in basis. Another 4,440 doses were given by other entities earlier in the pandemic.
Wasco County has vaccinated 71.6 percent of those 18 and up, Sherman County 64.4 percent and Gilliam County 48.1 percent.